Road traffic accidents are a common cause of personal injuries, accounting for around 80% of the personal injury compensation claims made in the UK.
Fortunately, these claims have a high success rate, as liability is often easily determined.
Are you eligible to make a road traffic accident claim?
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation. You do not have been at the wheel to be able to claim.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we will be pleased to assist you whether you have sustained injuries as a passenger, pedestrian, cyclist or motorcyclist.
If you are unsure of your eligibility to claim compensation, please call our helpline and speak to one of our trained claims advisers in complete confidence. They will be able to assess your case and tell you whether you have a valid claim for compensation.
To win your compensation claim, you will need to work with a personal injury lawyer to prove that your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence.
If you sought medical advice in the immediate aftermath of your accident, your accident lawyer will be able to call upon your medical records to provide the guilty party with proof of your injuries.
If you took any photographs at the time of your accident and/or obtained the details of any independent witnesses, they may also be of use.
Is there a time limit for making a claim?
In most cases, you will have three years in which to make your claim. You can file your claim at any point within the three-year period, but it is advisable for you to speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as you can.
If your injury is relatively straightforward, your lawyer should be able to resolve your claim within a few months. However, if your injury has severely affected your life, your claim may take some time to resolve.
Most personal injury claims are resolved outside the courts of law. However, if the negligent party refuses to accept liability, you may have to take your case to court.
Looking for an accident lawyer in Portballintrae?
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Portballintrae working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Portballintrae or anyway make us your first point of call.
To make a claim, please contact our friendly legal team.
For expert legal advice about a possible claim call us today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile if you are looking for a lawyer in Portballintrae.
Date Published: 8th February 2014
Author: Jan Newell